Paraguay coach Arce adds 10 players to squad

Paraguay coach Arce adds 10 players to squad

Published Aug. 26, 2011 8:14 p.m. ET

Paraguay coach Francisco Arce has finalized a squad of 25 players including Argentina-born midfielder Jorge Mendoza for friendly matches against Panama and Honduras.

Mendoza, who plays for Guarani, joins 10 other players from the Paraguayan domestic league on the list announced Friday.

Those names add to the 15 foreign-based players on a provisional list released Tuesday, including goalkeeper Justo Villar and strikers Nelson Haedo Valdez and Oscar Cardozo.

Paraguay visits Panama on Sept. 2 and travels to Honduras four days later.


The matches will serve as warmups for World Cup qualifying starting in October.


Paraguay squad:

Goalkeepers: Justo Villar (Estudiantes), Anthony Silva (Deportes Tolima), Joel Silva (Guarani).

Defenders: Carlos Bonet (Libertad), Nery Bareiro (Tacuary), Elvis Marecos (Guarani), Miguel Samudio (Libertad), Paulo Da Silva (Zaragoza), Dario Veron (Pumas), Ivan Piris (Sao Paulo).

Midfielders: Jorge Mendoza (Guarani), Fidencio Oviedo (Independiente), Victor Caceres (Libertad), Enrique Vera (Liga de Quito), Cristian Riveros (Kayseris), Marcelo Estigarribia (Deportivo Maldonado), Nestor Camacho (Newell's Old Boys), Osvaldo Martinez (Atlante), Hernan Perez (Villarreal), Wilson Pittoni (Figueirense).

Forwards: Dante Lopez (Guarani), Robin Ramirez (Libertad), Nelson Haedo Valdez (Rubin Kazan), Oscar Cardozo (Benfica), Jose Ortigoza (Cruzeiro).